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A collection of historical documents and source code around either the Atari Corporation of California, or work done on programs that ran on Atari computers.

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Atari Historical Documents
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It's the source code for the seminal Atari 8-bit computer game, Star Raiders, complete with comments. If this is something you appreciate, please make a donation to the Internet Archive . The Atari community has converted this listing to text for easy search and compilation, visit here for info .
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Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Atari 400, source code, Star Raiders
Atari Historical Documents
by Aric Wilmunder
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The attached .atr file is the unreleased, unfinished Star Raiders II game for the Atari 8-bit computers, created by Aric Wilmunder in 1983 when he worked for Atari coin-op. Use with an Atari emulator or on real hardware.  Also attached: guide to controls in the game and " The Authoritative Star Raiders II", Aric's description  of why the game was created. An audio interview with Aric is published in Antic - the Atari 8-Bit Podcast . Jan 16 2016: The source code and original design...
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Star Raiders, Star Raiders II, unreleased software, Atari 400, Doug Neubauer
Atari Historical Documents
by Russ Wetmore
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The source code for the Atari 8-bit computer game Preppie!, released with the permission of the author.
Topics: Preppie, source code, Atari 800, Atari 400, atari 8-bit, Adventure International, Russ Wetmore
This version of the Atari 400/800 Hardware Manual is dated November 1980. This appears to be an early edition of the document meant for in-house use at Atari, with formatting and content differences from the publicly released 1982 version .
Topics: Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 8-bit, Operating System, hardware manual
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
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An introduction to assembly language programming on the Atari 8-bit computers and the Atari Assembler Editor. This packet was available at Atari Club Med. The required Advanced Topics Diskette is also attached.
Topics: Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 8-bit, 6502 programming, 6502 chip, Atari Assembler Editor, assembly...
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
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An internal memo from Atari dated October 14, 1980, found inside an Atari Assembler/Editor cartridge manual. Written by Scott Scheiman of Atari
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari Assembler Editor cartridge, 6502 programming, 6502 bug,...
Atari Historical Documents
by Gray Chang
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Scans of Gray Chang's handwritten notebook detailing the development process of the Atari 400/800 game Claim Jumper, published by Synapse Software. Kevin Savetz scanned this notebook, with permission from Gray, in December 2014.
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Topics: Atari 800, Synapse Software, Claim Jumper, Gray Chang, Dog Daze, assembly language, software...
Atari Historical Documents
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notes on the FORTH Assembler For 6502 Microprocessor for Atari 8-bit computers
Topics: FORTH Programming Language, 6502 chip, 6502 assembly language, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
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This module teaches about the internal workings of the Atari 8-bit computers and how programs are executed in the machine. Covers:  - assembly language and machine code  - number systems and conversion  - machine memory  - central processing unit (6502 CPU)  - additional chips (ANTIC POKEY GTIA etc) This packet was available at Atari Club Med.
Topics: Atari 8-bit architecture, Atari 400, Atari 800, 6502 chip, assembly language programming, Atari...
Atari Historical Documents
by Carol Shaw
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Colleen Calculator Atari calculator cartridge, 1979 by Carol Shaw source code printout
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 400. Atari 800, 6502 assembly language source code
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari Corp.
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A price list for the Atari Company Store for employee purchases, dated August 24, 1981.
Topics: Atari, employee purchases, company store, Atari 400, Atari 800
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
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Manual for the unreleased Atari PILOT II programming language for the Atari 400/800 computers Circa 1982 This product was announced in Atari catalogs as Atari SuperPILOT, but never released.
Topics: Atari PILOT, SuperPILOT, PILOT programming language, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800
Atari Historical Documents
by K-Byte Software
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Cartridge dump and pictures of rare K-Byte K-DOS on cartridge. For Atari 400/800 computers
Topics: K-Byte Software K-DOS, KDOS, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 8-bit, Atari DOS
Atari Historical Documents
by Carol Shaw
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BNF for Atari BASIC programming language April 18, 1980
Topics: Backus–Naur Form, Backus Normal Form, Atari BASIC, Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Atari 400, memo
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
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Scans from a binder of music related material from the Atari Club Med resort project. This contains a combination of Atari internal information and notes, and curriculum for the customers at Club Med. I've organized the material as best I can deduce, given the dividers in the binder. Includes information about several music programs for the Atari 8-bits, including Rumdrums, Music Composer, AtariMusic I and II.
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari Club Med, Club Med, music software, Atari 400, Atari 800
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
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Two books, totaling 200 pages, of curriculum for Atari's summer camp in 1983. Book 1 covers general computing topics like music and graphics and programming with a turtle in PILOT. Book 2 is a detailed guide to programming in PILOT.
Topics: Atari computer camps, Atari computer camp, computer camp curriculum, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari...
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Curriculum for Atri Club Med — a BASIC programming resource book for self-teaching programming. Disk of related problems is also uploaded.
Topics: Atari BASIC, Atari Club Med, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 8-bit, Atari Special Projects Group
Atari Historical Documents
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Proposed Colleen/Candy Game Standards Rev. A Discusses behavior when a game cartridge is used with the Atari 400/800 computers Atari internal memo from George Simcock dated March 26, 1979
Topics: Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 8-bit, Atari memo, George Simcock
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Notes that someone took at a class held by Chris Crawford at a Atari about the Atari PCS — that is, the Atari 400 and Atari 800 computer systems. Notes from November of unknown year (circa 1979-1981). Note taker unknown; may have been Bob or Ted Kahn.
Topics: Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 8-bit, Atari PCS, Chris Crawford
Atari Historical Documents
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Atari Internal Representation Of Text And Graphics Atari 1983, Revised May 1984 This packet was available at Atari Club Med.
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari BASIC, Atari graphics, Atari Club Med
Atari Historical Documents
by Keith Ball and Brian Johnston
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Atari Diagnostic Cartridge Evaluation Memo, Atari internal memo by Keith Ball and Brian Johnston dated April 23 1980. Re Atari 400/800 computers.
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari Diagnostic Cartridge
Atari Historical Documents
by Optimized Systems Software
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Optimized Systems Software newsletter -  January 1984
Topics: OSS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800. Optimized Systems Software, Action! programming language,...
Atari Historical Documents
by Brian Johnston
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Overview Of Atari DOS Version 2.4+ written by Brian Johnston on June 27, 1980
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari DOS, Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari DOS 2.4
Atari Historical Documents
by Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
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WE CAN — Wholesome Effective Computer Applications Network and Atari present BASIC ARITHMETIC, version 1, Disk #1405 Manual by Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) February 15, 1982
Topics: Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, MECC, Atari, WE CAN, Basic Arithmetic, Atari 8-bit,...
Atari Historical Documents
by Michael Ekber and Brian Johnston
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Atari internal memo about problems with a beta version of Atari BASIC programming language 
Topics: Atari BASIC, Atari 800, Atari 400, Atari 8-bit, memo
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
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Flyer/Specifications sheet for Atari 400 personal computer "You don't have to be a genius to use one"
Topics: Atari 400, Atari 8-bit, spec sheet, Warner Communications
Atari Historical Documents
by Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
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WE CAN — Wholesome Effective Computer Applications Network and Atari present METRIC AND PROBLEM SOLVING, version 1, Disk #1404 Manual by Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) February 15, 1982
Topics: Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, MECC, Atari, WE CAN, Metric system, Metric and Problem...
Atari Historical Documents
by Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
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WE CAN — Wholesome Effective Computer Applications Network and Atari present PREFIXES, version 1, Disk #1409 Manual by Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) May 31, 1982
Topics: Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, MECC, Atari, WE CAN, Prefixes, reading comprehension,...
Atari Historical Documents
by Carol Shaw
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Specification for the (unreleased) Atari Calculator Cartridge for Atari 400/800 computers. Handwritten by Carol Shaw. March 1, 1979.
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Atari 400, calculator, unreleased software
Atari Historical Documents
by Ian Shepard
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Atari DOS Summary rev. B dated January 21, 1980 by Ian Shepard
Topics: Atari DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari 400, Atari 800
Atari Historical Documents
by William Ted Farmer
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"Eastern Front (1941) Scenarios For 1942, 1943, 1944". By William Ted Farmer. Published in 1983 by Atari Program Exchange.  This set includes the manual, .ATR disk image, and a picture of the disk. An add-on to the game Eastern Front (1941) by Chris Crawford. For Atari 8-bit computers.
Topics: Eastern Front 1941, Chris Crawford, APX, Atari Program Exchange, Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Atari 400,...
Atari Historical Documents
by Janice B. Lauritzen
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Teaching Of Computer Literacy Through The Use Of ATARI PILOT. A graduate project written by Janice B. Lauritzen. May 1985.
Topics: Atari PILOT, Atari 8-bit, teaching PILOT programming, PILOT programming language, Atari 800, Atari...